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Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the BRICS summit, Ufa, Russia, July 9, 2015 (AP photo by Ivan Sekretarev).

Emerging Economies Demand a New Balance of Power

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR Editor-in-Chief Judah Grunstein and host Peter Dörrie discuss the impact of El Niño on South America, Iran’s economy after the end of sanctions, recent elections in Taiwan and upcoming elections in Uganda. For the report, we are joined by Miles Kahler, senior fellow for global governance at the Council on Foreign Relations, who explains the increasing influence of emerging economies on the international stage.

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Relevant articles on WPR:

El Niño Tests Latin America’s Ability to Adapt to Climate Risks
After Sanctions, Rouhani’s Economic Agenda Faces Challenges in Iran
Can Tsai Deliver on Taiwan Elections’ Progressive Promise?
Uganda’s Election Worries Museveni’s Camp More Than It Will Admit
Zanzibar Election Crisis Puts Tanzania’s Political Stability at Risk

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focussing on security and resource politics in Africa. He can be followed on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

Al Jazeera English: Building BRICS influence?
CCTV: Nations Angry as U.S. Stalls IMF Reforms 

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